How Can I Get My Book to Sell?

How Can I Get My Book to Sell?

First things first…does anyone know your book even exists? Besides US, of course!

Many writers are under the impression that once they get their book on Amazon, they’re home free. They seem to believe Amazon will make sure its visitors know your book has arrived and is ready to be purchased. But that’s just not true. Amazon has millions of books, so it stands to reason that you’re going to have to do something special to get yours to stand out.

For starters, you should join Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. A lot of writers swear by Goodreads, so consider this one also. In other words, get ready to work hard, network, and tell people that you and your book exist!

Hello Indies! I am a former special education teacher of over 20 years, and now a full-time children's writer, researcher, and freelance editor. My newest picture book, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read (Random House) debuted as the No. 1 Picture Book in Women's Biographies and Children's American History. It has since won the 2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award, the 2022 Rhode Island Children's Book Award, the 2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite, the 2022 Comstock Award, and the 2022 Ann Izard Award. It has received STARRED REVIEWS from Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal, and received a great review by The Wall Street Journal. My first picture book, Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis Story (Lee and Low) debuted on September 24, 2018. It is a School Library Journal selection and received positive Kirkus and Horn Book reviews. I penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel. I am the author of several educational books for teens, and I occasionally review books for The New York Journal of Books. Thanks for visiting!

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